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Is glucosamine helpful for knee joint pain?

Is glucosamine helpful for  knee joint pain?

Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Is it a good idea for knee replacement @95%osteoarthritis in left knee?

Is it a good idea for knee replacement @95%osteoarthritis in left knee?

Depends : In the properly selected patient who has clearly failed nonoperative care and has pain that is clearly coming from an arthritic knee, a knee replacement can potentially have a dramatic impact on lowering there pain and improving their function. I would not hesitate to discuss the risks and benefits if your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Help docs, is glucosamine/msm/chondroiten good for stiff/possibly arthritic knees?

Help docs, is glucosamine/msm/chondroiten good for stiff/possibly arthritic knees?

Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product. ...Read more

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Does shark cartilage is good for knee joint pain?

Does shark cartilage is good for
knee joint pain?

Glucosamine chondroi: Most glucosamine and chondroitin preps come from cartilagenous fish parts, old squid bodies or shark or other fun fish places. Some feel that glucosamine can help joint pain, for most the jury is still out. A european study looked at high dose very pure medical grade glucocsamine and said there was a benefit. But ingesting shark cartilage is one way to get those nutrients (polysaccharides). ...Read more

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Is collaflex good for osteoarthritis?does it help in reducing pain?

Is collaflex good for osteoarthritis?does it help in reducing pain?

No: Collaflex contains hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate-derivatives of cartilage; but taken orally they are digested and do not get to your joints. There are preparations like Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) tjhat do when injected by a doctor into he joint. Don`t waste your money. Glucosamine has been found to help in some studies, but not all agree Best bet orally are NSAIDS like naproxen. ...Read more

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Is walking recommended for knee arthiritis and knee pain ?

Yes.: yes, but start slowly with a distance (ehther it is half bloc or a mile) that does not produce pain during, after, or the next day. then build up gradually,like by 10% each week. NEVER go into pain. Exercise helps the moemtn of fluid in the joint, clenaing the cartilege of toxic products and bringing in nutrition. Just resting is not good for one. You need to get up and move. ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamin for a woman 60 that would include relief for knee joint pain.

What is a good multivitamin for a woman 60 that would include relief for knee joint pain.

None: There are no vitamins or herbs which have reliably demonstrated to relieve joint pain, although some selected patients seem to improve with a gluten-free diet. I currently recommend that an adult living in the USA with any kind of normal diet avoid all multivitamins completely. There are too many GI problems. I have done work with joint pain. Google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for my link. ...Read more

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What is a good supplement for joint pain?

Depends: Depends on what the cause of your joint pain is. Talk to your doctor about options would be right for you. ...Read more

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Is walking good exercise for knee arthritus?

Is walking good exercise for knee arthritus?

Knee Arthritis: It can be. The worst thing you can do for knee osteoarthritis is to be inactive or very overactive. It is important for your remaining cartilage to do activity. Recommend walking, on dry land or in water, and tai chi. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Naproxen: it can help with osteoarthritis. consult with your doctor about the right dose. it can cause stomach ulcers, and may affect your kidney function if taken for a long time in big doses. ...Read more

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Is etodolac 300mg cap good for osteoarthritis pain?

Is etodolac  300mg cap good for osteoarthritis pain?

An option: This is one medication that is used, but as with all medications there are benefits and risks. See: http://goo.Gl/dolko. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for knee joint pains?

Core: Core strengthening along with hip, thigh and leg strengthening. ...Read more

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What is a good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a  good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti-inflammatory: Treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on helping your child maintain a normal level of physical and social activity. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These medications, such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) and Naproxen (aleve), reduce pain and swelling. Stronger nsaids are available by prescription. Side effects include stomach upset and liver problems. ...Read more

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What herbal treatments are good for hip and knee joint pain?

What herbal treatments are good for  hip and knee joint pain?

Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons . Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial.I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Is it better to take chondroitin alone or combined with glucosamine for knee pain?Plz advice

Is it better to take chondroitin alone or combined with glucosamine for knee pain?Plz advice

Neither: The position of the american academy of orthopedic surgeons on glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate that it has showed no statistically significant benefit in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and they do not recommend using this product. ...Read more

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Please advise what is a good pain reliever for knee pain?

Please advise what is a good pain reliever for knee pain?

Depends on: Issue. For most general, chronic knee pain, quad and hamstring strengthening can be very beneficial. If it is oa, or mild injury, nsaids can be used to help with the pain. Past that, head vs cold, which ever feels better to you, range of motion, bracing, etc, can all help. If injured or unknown cause, consider seeing a physician for physical exam. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

64%: Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for calcium buildup in knee joints?

What is a good treatment for calcium buildup in knee joints?

Several things: Chodrocalcinosis is calcium deposits in the cartilage, which can cause pseudogout, a type of arthritis or rheumatism. It is now known to be associated with primary or secondary hyprparathyroidism, the latter most associated with vitamin d defiency. You need an evaluation by someone in rheumatology to both treat the condition and determine cause. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

See a rheumatolotist: Depends on the activity of the disease. You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too. ...Read more

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Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more